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Devon's Best Beaches

With not one, but two beautiful coasts Devon is home to some of the finest beaches to be found anywhere in the UK. Whilst it isn't difficult to find a great beach with nearly 100 to choose from, deciding on which are the best in Devon is a slightly harder proposition.

To help us decide on the best beaches we have enlisted the help of our users. This list is based on the star-ratings you have given each of the top ten loveliest beaches. So, if you don't agree with the list get voting on your favourite beaches in Devon!

  • Putsborough Sands

    Puttsborough beach - Woolacombe

    Putsborough Sands could be described as the southern end of Woolacombe beach, which is exactly what it is.

  • Blackpool Sands

    Blackpool Sands - Dartmouth

    Blackpool Sands beach is frequently cited as the best beach in Devon, and with good reason. In addition to its sheltered south coast location it has a certain Mediterranean feel to it.

  • Soar Mill Cove

    Soar Mill Cove

    There are no facilities in this beautiful, isolated cove, which can be reached by parking at Bolberry Down and walking along the coastal path.

  • Mill Bay

    Mill Bay beach - Salcombe

    Set across the water from Salcombe and just south of East Portlemouth is the delightful little cove of Mill Bay.

  • Elberry Cove

    Elberry Cove - Devon

    The access to this pretty shingle and clear water beach is difficult. There is parking about half a mile from the beach, where dogs are allowed.

  • Combe Martin Beach

    Combe Martin beach

    A nice little rocky bay with a steeply shelving sand and shingle beach that only shows it's real character at lower tides - the tide goes out a long way here owing to it's position in the Bristol C

  • Fishcombe Cove

    Fishcombe Cove

    Access to this small sand and shingle beach is difficult for the disabled but moderate for others. Parking is limited and dogs are allowed on the beach.

  • Croyde Beach

    Croyde bay beach

    Croyde is perhaps Devon's best known surfing beach and for good reason.

  • Coryton Cove

    Coryton's Cove - Dawlish

    This sheltered secluded beach of soft sand and shingle provides safe bathing, although it is not patrolled by lifeguards.

  • Dawlish Beach

    Dawlish beach

    The sandy beach is quiet and relaxing, facing the early morning sun and possibly the best beach in the area. There is easy access for the disabled and dogs are allowed in restricted areas.